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Justin Echols

Today, Echols croons the standards with a voice as smooth as melted chocolate and manipulates the ebonies and ivories as if he were born in a New Orleans jazz club. Echols followed his recent tour with a 10-day stint in New York at Setai hotel, playing a special engagement. During his stay in New York, Echols recorded a CD with Antonio Ciacca, director of programming at the “Jazz at the Lincoln Center.” “It's definitely a crossing over from the level I was at to being considered a professional jazz musician because I recorded with musicians who are world renowned,” he said. The CD, called “Justin Time,” will be available for sale near the beginning of summer, Echols said. The songs on the album include mostly remakes of jazz standards along with two originals written by Echols and Ciacca. After the success of his recent international and New York tours, Echols has a string of touring invitations to choose from: The Europe manager wants him back, he's booked again at Setai Hotel and has been offered an Italian tour that would result in a live performance CD. His smooth voice and classic jazz sounds have helped revitalize Oklahoma City's jazz scene, and Justin F. Echols is just getting started. Through time Oklahomas once vital jazz scene and culture had become a distant memory, but Echols continues to work to reinvigorate and carry on the tradition of quality jazz music to be enjoyed by all generations. Simply MARVELOUS!!!!

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